As much as we love going out to dine once in a while, nothing actually beats a home-cooked meal. Get ready to wow your family with a restaurant-quality meal that tastes as good as it looks, but doesn’t take hours to make. Whether you’re having an adults-only date night or a special family dinner, these dishes will hit the spot. Click through the slideshow and get cooking! 

Chicken Piccata

Buon appetito! This chicken piccata recipe comes from Red Tricycle’s own Editorial Director. It’s an easy twist on an Italian classic, using ingredients you probably have on hand. Even better: it only uses one pan! Get the recipe here.

photo: Noonch via Flickr

What’s your favorite dish to make that feels fancy but doesn’t take long? Let us know below!

—Susie Foresman